ORF and the Vienna Tourist Board set up a total of eight cameras to capture the Summer Night’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic on May 26, 2016 in the balmy surroundings of Schönbrunn Schlosspark. The outcome is a five-minute video set to the sounds of Johann Strauss’ Wiener Blut waltz featuring images of Schönnbrunn, the Vienna Philharmonic and the audience themselves. The footage includes close-ups with previously unseen perspectives from the heart of the orchestra, as well as overhead shots with views of the closing firework display.
Viewers are free to choose which direction to look next, allowing them to experience the concert from a different angle and take an exclusive peek behind the scenes. PC users can use their mouse or keyboard to control the all-round view. But the video really comes into its own on a smartphone – the built-in sensors identify the position of the device and all viewers have to do is tilt to shift the perspective. Cardboard viewers and virtual reality glasses take the 360° experience to a whole new level.
The video was produced by Canadian production company Deep Inc. on behalf of the Vienna Tourist Board in cooperation with ORF. Deep Inc. is one of the world’s leading 360° and virtual reality technology outfits. The video can be seen on various sites including: